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venerable

1. RC Church a title bestowed on a deceased person when the first stage of his canonization has been accomplished and his holiness has been recognized in a decree of the official Church
2. Church of England a title given to an archdeacon
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Cebu Auxiliary Bishop and member of the Episcopal Commission on Healthcare member Oscar Florencio urged the faithful to take advantage of the opportunity to venerate the heart relic.
The Orthodox tradition, for instance, is distinct from that of Roman Catholics in that the Orthodox place a special emphasis on traveling to venerate icons.
Biological products company Marrone Bio Innovations (NasdaqGM:MBII) (MBI) reported on Monday the launch of Venerate XC bioinsecticide in California for use use on a wide variety of fruit, vegetable, vine and nut crops in conventional integrated pest management (IPM) and organic systems.
Francis of Assisi in Jebel Ali placed cut-outs and photographs of the Nobel peace laureate known as the "saint of the gutters" near the altars for worshippers to venerate her once she was officially declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis.
I realized in that quiet, solemn procession that I wasn't there to venerate the cross, but to venerate the crosses of our community
Pope Francis asked Cardinal Ortega to "sweetly exhort the priests and faithful present there to follow Christ with perseverance and to venerate His Mother piously, as was the custom in these rather large areas.
PEOPLE turned out in their hundreds to venerate the relics of one of the Catholic church's most popular saints on a rare visit to Liverpool.
The Church said all would be welcome to venerate St Therese's relics but there would be a "special invitation" to the sick, young people and those seeking their way in life, from any faith or none.
They represent no one but themselves and paint a perverted view of the religion and prophet they claim to venerate.
Besides the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum was also built to venerate King George's visit.
Without knowing much about Mao's rule, and in the face of unbending propaganda from the Communist Party, many Chinese still venerate Mao."